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The Grand Palace

Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2 623 5500 ext. 3100
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Bangkok's famous palace complex was built in 1782 and features several magnificent buildings including Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), which contains a beautiful Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century.
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Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2 623 5500 ext. 3100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A beautiful, incredible place - yet in low season most of it will be in maintenance. Despite that, expect throngs of loud chinese tourists - you'll be basically swimming up to you waist in chinese and that can be quite tiring. However the palace itself...More

Thank Bogusz O
Reviewed yesterday

The Grand palace is one of the main attractions everyone should see when visiting Thailand for the first time. It helps to understand a lot about culture and it's worth having a guided tour with someone who speaks your language.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great experience. It will take a few hours to see everything. It is crowded but worth going. Don't forget to wear trousers and shoes (no shorts and slippers are allowed) you also need to show your passport.

Thank Ridvan K
Reviewed 2 days ago

this is a beautiful place to visit. Some people said they could stay all day, but for us, definitely not - max 2hrs.

Thank Tracie41
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The detail that has gone into the ENTIRE place is amazing. Each and every temple, statue, painting on the property has such detail that it's mind blowing. Warning, bring water, not just a little bit, bring a lot. It's hot in Bangkok. You can take...More

1  Thank Erick E
Reviewed 3 days ago

Because the tourists are allowed to see only the temple which is beautiful near the palace and we can see only outside view of the palace and they charge 500 Thai BAHT as entry Fees for foreign nationals which is costly for seeing the temple...More

Thank d s
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is beautiful and amazing with amazing temple features, it is not possible to go to Bangkok and do not visit this temple for those interested in temples and historical places,, every body will like this place ,,I would recommend everyone traveling to Bangkok to...More

Thank hussein i
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went to the grand palace, but didn't get to go inside because the line was TOO Long. It wound down the street and very long. I've heard it's beautiful and will definitely try again when I come back

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 3 days ago

I used a rental car that helped me bypass all the taxi and tuk-tuk related problem. But I was left with a major problem of parking. Thanks to the local Thai police I managed to get a good parking spot. I had close to a...More

Thank PrasRaj_BLR
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

500 each entrance fee. No sign of any English guides. 200 extra for an audio guide. Was packed full of people with selfie sticks and umbrellas. I'm not usually a pessimist but the other negative reviews are accurate. We only spent 30 mins there. Was...More

Thank YoungThornton
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok,
it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn
the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and
most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to
this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off
their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most
spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to
Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around
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The grand palace will be closed on oct 25?
25 June 2017|
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Response from d s | Reviewed this property |
@Polos, The King is given Huge respect in Thailand and the ceremony starts on 25th the whole Grand palace and the chapel will be closed from Oct 25 to 29 so plan accordingly.
Eman D
Going to Thialand in 2 weeks..are we allowed to take any photos of the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddah?? Heard that we're not allowed so how do I rememeber my trip?? Are there any other temples or palaces free of charge like the other countries around??
16 June 2017|
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Response from Bharti K | Reviewed this property |
You will be able to take photos of the Grand Palace but when going inside where the Emerald Buddha is, no photos allowed there. You can go Wat Pho for a fee and take photos of the Reclining Buddha, well worth the visit.
Kelly W
Hi, were are visiting Bangkok in July. We are thinking about spending a day visiting the temples and sights in this area. How would everyone recommend doing so? Is there a practical way of seeing it all? We are a family of two adults and two children. Is there a way of strolling around the Grand Palace without paying fees to go inside? We are a little put off of walking around inside in the heat. Would anyone recommend a tour guide? What are the must see temples in the area that are child friendly? thank you for any help you can offer!
2 June 2017|
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Response from rr1954 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Kelly. Sorry I can't recommend out guide because he's on vacation in July but I do think a guide is important because of the history of the palace and temples. Magnificent place and I recommend you get there as early... More